Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Question on Back Basting Applique >

Question on Back Basting Applique

Question on Back Basting Applique

Old 06-28-2013, 01:21 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 819
Default Question on Back Basting Applique

This is probably the stupidest question ever. I just got the Piece O'Cake Best Ever Applique Sampler book which has totally inspired me to try my hand (ha! ha!) at hand applique, just not their way. Back basting seems so much simpler to me. The first project in their book has long thin leaves that are made of two different fabrics. One half of a leaf shape is made of one fabric and the other of a different fabric. The way they do it, if I understand it, is to cut out the top half of the leaf shape, applique it to a chunk of fabric for the bottom half, then cut out the entire leaf shape and applique it onto the background fabric. Would it be done the same way for back basting? Would you have to sew the two fabrics together first? Or how would you do it?
wishfulthinking is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 02:38 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western NY
Posts: 841
Default

I think if I was doing it, I would back baste one half of the leaf, leaving the extra where it goes under the other half. Applique it on, again leaving a little extra where it will be overlapped by the second fabric. Then I would continue with the other half of the leaf, folding the last half over the first half. Oh, gosh, I hope you understand this. I would only back baste one half of the leaf at a time if you want it two colors. I would think you could get a nice contrast in colors by a green material that had different variations in it. The pattern you are using is beautiful. Enjoy the process.
MarLeClair is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 02:55 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
DogHouseMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
Posts: 5,781
Default

Are the halves separated by a straight line? Well .. why not piece the two together, then cut the applique shape and applique as desired?
DogHouseMom is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 04:31 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 819
Default

Thanks for your replies. What I've done is kind of what Marilyn suggested. I'm back basing one half onto the fabric for the other half and will then back baste that onto the background. Now that I've actually started on it, it's making more sense to me. I guess it really was a silly question. So far, I thik I might like doing this, but my "invisible" stitches aren't very invisible yet!
wishfulthinking is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 10:19 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674
Default

I have read instructions for this method but couldn't get my brain round it. Please let us all know how you get on.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JulieR
Main
16
04-08-2013 06:19 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
4
11-11-2011 01:08 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
6
04-01-2011 08:20 PM
bamamama
Links and Resources
59
03-29-2011 02:40 PM
CRH
Links and Resources
0
02-22-2009 10:20 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.